Module 01:
Major Instrument I by Instrument

Module Description:

This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Main Instrument I and Ensemble IA. The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through a graded test at the end of the second semester (short concert, repertoire and technical exercises).

Total Credit Points: 24

Instruments:

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument I
Bass

Learning Outcome:

  • The students must be able to tune the bass using overtones / harmonics and understand how the electronics work.
  • They will know all the basic fret and pluck hand techniques and string crossings.
  • They must be able to build tri-chords and tri-chord pairs and have a good understanding of the intervals, both sound and shape on their instrument.
  • They will be able to play major and minor triads in all their inversions in all 7 Ionian modes and play all the Ionian modes as well as the tetra-chords contained in them.
  • They will be able to identify all the hand shapes used to construct the modes, tetra-chords and triads.
  • They will be able to play all the exercises using a metronome and must show that they understand how the fret-board works well.
  • They will be able to read bass clef on their instruments and will be able to read all the exercises in the curriculum.
  • In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing.
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Teacher:

Total Credit Points: 20

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument I
Drums

Learning Outcome:

  • The students must be able to understand and read drum notation in binary rhythms on the drum kit, including time signatures and meter changes.
  • They will learn the correct movement patterns for the drum kit and the correct stroke techniques.
  • Using these techniques they will develop their rhythmic independence when playing drum patterns using binary rhythms.
  • Theywill be able to transfer patterns and combinations easily to the different types of rhythmic styles dealt with in the first year.
  • In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing.
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Teacher:

Total Credit Points: 20

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument I
Guitar

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will be able to tune their instruments correctly also using harmonics and will understand how the electronics work.
  • They will have a good grounding in basic technique for the pluck and fret hands, pull-off, hammer-on, staccato and legato, slides, bending as well as intervals on the guitar.
  • They will be able to play major and minor triads and their inversions, tri-chords, tetra-chords and will be able to play all 7 modes of the Ionian system in all keys as well as play 2 octave major and minor arpeggios in all keys and play major and minor bar chords.
  • They understand how to find 7th chord minimal voicings using the Ionian mode and add extensions.
  • They will be able to read all the exercises in the curriculum and apply the modes and triads to simple tunes, read and play simple chord progressions, and simple treble clef.
  • In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing.
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Teacher:

Total Credit Points: 20

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument I
Percussion

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will be able to understand and read drum notation on the congas (and other hand percussion instruments) including, time signatures and meter changes.
  • The will have learned the correct movement patterns and the correct stroke techniques for hand drums.
  • They will have learned the rudiments of stick technique and how to apply these rudiments on the congas using hand techniques
  • Using these techniques they will have developed their rhythmic independence when playing percussion patterns
  • They will be able to transfer patterns and combinations easily to the different types of rhythmic styles and hand percussion instruments dealt with in the first year.
  • In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learned on their instrument in ensemble playing
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Teacher:

Total Credit Points: 20

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument I
Voice

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will develop good posture, understand the anatomy of the body and develop proper breathing and warm-up techniques.
  • They will be able to sing all the diatonic modes and their triads and seventh chords their inversions in arpeggios.
  • They will understand and be able to use tetrachords to develop simple ideas for improvisation, improvise vocal lines over a chord progression and sing simple chord progressions.
  • They will be able to analyze both traditional and popular song forms and make vocal harmonizations and arrangements both for a band and in A Capella form and be able to sight sing and sing in parts and work from a written arrangement with song sheets.
  • They will understand basic song structures using binary musical form including intros, codas, interludes, solo sections, repeat bars and 1st and 2nd time bars.

Facilitator:

  • Parwot Raymond

Total Credit Points: 20

Module 01: Artistic Main Instrument
Piano / Keyboard

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will be able to play all the Ionian modes with correct fingerings and the correct technique with two hands.
  • They will be able to play all their triads in all inversions, as well as triad combinations in half steps, whole steps, thirds and fourths and alternating major and minor triad pairs and read the exercises in the piano curriculum.
  • They will be able to practice using a metronome.
  • They will be able to apply the modes and triads to simple tunes, read simple chord progressions and simple bass and treble clef on a piano stave.
  • In the ensemble class they will learn to apply the techniques learnt on their instrument in ensemble playing.
  • They will be able to understand the form of a song and be able to play from a lead sheet in the ensemble.

Teacher:

Total Credit Points: 20